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We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies. These cookies allow us to find out details about your last visit. You can choose not to allow cookies. If you do, we cannot guarantee that your experience with this Website will be as good as if you had allowed cookies.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet (e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings, and your location).
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These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in opinion polls to ensure that you can only vote once, and to ensure that you can use our commenting functionality when not logged in (to ensure you don’t see comments you’ve reported as abusive, for instance, or don’t vote comments up/down more than once).
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